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2017 Buick Encore Updates Revealed at NYIAS

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Since its debut in 2013, the small crossover Encore—Buick’s most popular vehicle—hasn’t seen any major changes…until now. The many 2017 Buick Encore updates were revealed last month at the New York International Auto Show, showing off a new design and some exciting tech.

The front end has been totally redesigned to be more sculpted and refined than the previous Encore, with LED head- and taillights available. Inside, the 2017 Encore has some style updates, like the centralized dash and some cosmetic accents.

The new IntelliLink system will also be available in the new Encore, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two new apps that allow drivers to integrate their smartphones with the IntelliLink system. The Encore comes standard with 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities and has convenient features like keyless entry and start.

The Encore has standard front-wheel drive with the option of upgrading to all-wheel drive, and the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine has an output of 148 horsepower at the base level. This is certainly an Encore we’re looking forward to!

Buick Going Global

The Buick Encore is a hit across the United States, Canada and is also showing promise in Europe. In Europe, the Encore is known as the Opel Mokka. The European version has a few minor trim changes. GM is hoping that the Buick Brand can go global into the future following Chevrolet and Cadillac’s footsteps.

Overall the Opel Mokka looks similar to the Encore. Both are in the compact crossover group, come in a 4-cylinder engine and have an all-wheel drive option. The Opel Mokka is also available with a diesel engine.

Both the Encore and Mokka have enough seating for five passengers and offer a unique design, capable engines and smart technologies. These are all features that markets around the world are looking for. The Buick Encore has had excellent reviews here in the United States, GM is hoping for the same in the European and even the Asian markets.

College Chevrolet is proud to carry the Buick Encore, Opel Mokka’s experienced sister. To learn more about the Buick Encore or another member of the Buick family, stop by College Chevrolet and talk to an experienced Sales Representative today!